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234 Apartments for rent in Mount Vernon, VA

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Last updated July 19 at 10:36pm UTC
Results within 1 miles of Mount Vernon, VA
8453 HALLIE ROSE STREET
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 19 at 10:36pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,350
8472 HALLIE ROSE STREET
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 19 at 10:35pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
7973 CENTRAL PARK CIRCLE
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 19 at 10:35pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
7670 AUDUBON MEADOW WAY
Hybla Valley
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 19 at 2:42pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
8600 SHADWELL DRIVE
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 19 at 2:41pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
8401 LEAF ROAD
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 19 at 6:32am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,795
8309 RIVERSIDE ROAD
Fort Hunt
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 17 at 11:12pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
8317 ORVILLE STREET
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 17 at 6:52am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,795
7512 SNOWPEA COURT
Hybla Valley
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 17 at 6:51am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
8735 MILL TOWNS COURT
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 17 at 2:53am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
8007 FORDSON ROAD
Hybla Valley
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 16 at 2:48pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,995
3943 SAN LEANDRO PL
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 14 at 10:47pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
7520G SNOWPEA CT SW #31
Hybla Valley
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 13 at 2:55pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
7520 SNOWPEA COURT SW
Hybla Valley
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 13 at 3:11am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
8804 TERESA ANN COURT
Fort Hunt
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 12 at 10:56pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$3,300
5374 BEDFORD TERRACE
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 12 at 10:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
4420 GROOMBRIDGE WAY
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 12 at 7:02am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
8608 SHADWELL DRIVE
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 11 at 11:26pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
4433 SCARBOROUGH SQUARE
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 10 at 11:25am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
2716 BOSWELL AVENUE
Hybla Valley
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 9 at 11:22pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,250
8604 SHADWELL DRIVE
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 9 at 3:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
8230 Jepson Pl
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 19 at 5:02pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,900
7835 MOUNT WOODLEY PLACE
Hybla Valley
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 18 at 7:07am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,500
City Guide
Mount Vernon
Moving to Mount Vernon

What Does it Cost to Live Here?

The first thing you should know about Mount Vernon is that it is a bit more costly than you may expect. The second thing you should know it's crowded. With a population of around 12,000 crammed into five square miles, there are nearly 2,300 people per mile. However, there are numerous housing options to choose from including one-bedroom apartments and rental houses.

In relation to property values, the average cost has tripled in the past decade. Property values in the area are on the rise, and around Mount Vernon, they are nearly twice that of the Virginia state average. Of course, this is due to the amount of history and the number of politicians living in the area; well-known people tend to draw high value. On the other hand, modifying any part of a major historical area like Mount Vernon carries costs.

How Long Should I Start Looking Before I Make a Decision?

Even though purchasing a home might be out of the question unless you want to become very good friends with a mortgage payment, renting an apartment in Mount Vernon is a much better option. There are numerous places to rent in the area through both real estate companies and private landlords. Real estate companies tend to have more amenities, but private landlords are easier to negotiate with. You might be able to get a better deal by renting an older home in the area. In either case, you should start searching well ahead of time; finding the best deal on a place to live is essential to cutting costs in your move.

What Do I Need to Successfully Move In?

Make sure you have all the important documentation with you: credit history, proof of income, past rental history, etc. And make sure you've got a clear idea of what you're looking for. While many of the homes in the area are beautiful, not all are practical. A large number of the homes were built during colonial times and are not the most energy efficient, which will make it even more expensive and less comfortable during the sometimes harsh winters of Virginia. Because of this, it's often better to find a modern two-bedroom apartment and appreciate the view rather than live in one of the old houses.

Mount Vernon Neighborhoods

Mount Vernon isn't really divided into neighborhoods so much as it is designated by landmarks. The city is bordered by the Potomac River to the south and Fort Belvoir to the west. To the north lies Huntley Meadows Park, and a small creek called Little Hunting Creek marks the east boundary. Property values are higher along the Potomac and in the more historical areas of Mount Vernon.

Living in Mount Vernon

The area is especially quiet. Mount Vernon lacks the chaos of major cities, and the natural beauty of the scenery is one of the major draws of the area. There is almost no public transportation to speak of; residents drive their own vehicles or walk anywhere they need to go. Many bike along nature trails in the various parks.

Many of the rental properties are more modernized, lacking some of the charm of the colonial architecture. Residents of Mount Vernon can often be found in one of the city's many parks (George Washington Grist Mill State Park, Mt Zephyr Park, Grist Mill Park, Washington Mill Park, etc.) or at the Mount Vernon Country Club, chatting with friends or vying for a hole in one.

Some popular places to dine in Mount Vernon include the Rachawadee Thai Cafe, the Il Granaio, an authentic Italian restaurant, and the Kyoto Kitchen, a Japanese cuisine option. There are plenty of places that provide 'soul food' as well, with quite a few pubs and breweries to relax at after a long day of work.